HISTORY OF HERNANDO COUNTY SCHOOLS

Hernando County Schools in 1878-1879

The following was transcribed by Jeff Cannon from Hernando County School Board minutes from Oct. 1, 1878.

Based on names of the trustees, the following schools were likely located in what is now Pasco County: Fort Broome, Willow Oak, Brushy Branch, Sea Island, Prospect, Wesley Chapel, Fort Dade Seminary, Townsend House, New River, Baillie's School, Anclote, Langs School, Pine Grove, Surveyors Pond and possibly a couple of others..


Brooksville
Oct. 1st 1878

The following is a correct list of organized public schools, for the scholastic year, commencing this day as well as schools to be organized hereafter by petition.

S. Stringer,
Co-Supt. and Sec. of the Board

LIST OF PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING A.D. 1878 OCTOBER 1ST.

Date of No.
of
Name of Trustees of Teachers of opened closed No.
of
days
Amount
Paid
Remarks
Oct. 1, 1877 1 Fort Broome J.G. Wallace, R.M. Sumner, I. Lanier Sr. M. Raymond Feby. 10 '79 June 12 '79 88 $93.41 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 2 Willow Oak Robt. Bradley, C.R. Alexander, G.W. Bates B.L. Blackburn Oct. 1 '78 Feby. 10 '79 88 $115.31 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 3 New Hope W.J. Baker, Thos. Graham, T.M. Townsend R.W. Hill Oct. 1 '78 Feby. 4 '79 88 $69.24 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 4 Brushy Branch J.W. Jackson, Jno. Platt, W. Holton ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 1, 1877 5 Sea Island J.C. Smith, A.C. Smith, R.W. Hill Clara J. Wheeler Oct. 7 '78 Jany. 15 '79 66 $33.26 suspended after 66 days by request by Trustees
Oct. 1, 1877 6 Prospect W.W. Williamson, C.C. Harper, D. Osborn B.L. Blackburn Mar. 10 '79 July 25 '79 88 $101.41 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 7 Crystal River J.L. Miller, E.R. King, N. Barco ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 1, 1877 8 Pine Level Wm. Lisk, Geo. Dyas, W.N. Willingham ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 1, 1877 9 Live Oak W.R. Cray Sr., L. Valentine, H.R. Nicks ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 1, 1877 10 Wesley Chappel D. Godwin, Thos. Boyd, W.R. Smith Jno. E. Savage Nov. 4 '78 Mar. 7 '79 88 $89.00 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 11 Russell Hill (Col.) Henry Russell, B.N. Mayo, A. Evans Plum Russell Oct. 21 '78 Mar. 6 '79 88 $90.86 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 12 Ft. Dade Seminary A.C. Sumner, N.A. Carter, A.H. Ravesies Oct. 1 '78 Jany. 21 '79 88 $95.32 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 13 Brooksville (Col.) Henry Harper, Will James, Thos. Jones M.J. Adams Oct. 1 '78 Feby. 13 '79 88 $121.52 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 14 Townsend House H.W. Hancock, Wm. Nicks, Robt. Parker E.S. Benson Oct. 21 '78 Feby. 21 '79 88 $70.96 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 15 Mt. Pleasant Edmond Byrd, Jno. Oneal, Asa Giles Capitola Frierson Oct. 1 '78 Mar. 5 '79 88 $184.32 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 16 Middle Ground Josiah King, Jno. P. Morrison, J.J. Davis N.A. Alberson Oct. 15 '78 Feby. 17 '79 88 $70.32 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 17 Wooley Pond W.A. Smith, W.J. Mickler, H.C. Tucker W.H. Newman Apr. 28 '79 June 27 '79 45 $21.04 Suspended by trustees on acct of sickness of children
Oct. 1, 1877 18 New River L. Kearsey, J.B. Smith, E.S. Benson May 19 '79 Sept. 19 '79 87 $71.81 ...
Oct. 1, 1877 19 Shady Grove W.R. Clark, Jno. L. Priest, R.B. Stanly J.W. Allen/ V. Alberson Oct. 14 '78
Sept. 1 '79
Jany. 29 '79
Sept. 30 '79
45
22
$64.26
$16.32
Suspended by sickness
resumed and finished 77 dys
Oct. 1, 1877 20 Union School J.B. Law, A.D. Tompkins Isabella B. Law Dec. 2 '78 Mar. 20 '79 74 $37.75 suspended by sickness of pupils
Oct. 1, 1877 21 Fort Cooper Jno. F. Dampier, M. Young, V. Andrews ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 3 1877 22 Baillie's School E.A. Hill, Jno. O. Brown, B. Gaines J.M. Craver Oct. 21 '78 May 6 '79 88 $30.50 ...
Oct. 3, 1877 23 Anclote S.E. Hope, W.A Cobb, H.B. Hill M.A. Aderhold Oct. 21 '78 Mar. 8 '79 88 $87.34 ...
Oct. 3, 1877 24 Langs School Wm. Lang, W.G. Frierson, D. Fillman James M. Neil Feby. 3 '79 June 13 '79 88 $48.72 ...
Oct. 4, 1877 25 Pine Grove T.R. Dean, Aaron Ryals M.A. Aderhold Apl 14 '79 Aug 29 '79 83 $64.00 per compromise
Oct. 8, 1877 26 Lake Lindsey D.L. Hedick, J.R. Snow, C.L. Nevitt Robt. O Carter Oct. 21 '78 Jany. 31 '79 70 $50.45 ...
Oct. 8, 1877 27 Pleasant Plains J.W. Wictor, Joseph Chandler ... ... ... ... ... ...
Feby. 25, 1878 28 Mills Ferry Geo. E. Mills, Thos. Seely, E.J. Giddens W.P. Jones Oct. 21 '78 Jany. 23 '79 69 $48.75 ...
Mar. 9, 1879 29 Brooksville (white) Wm. Hope, J.T. McKeown, W. Blunta S.A. Half Dec. 9 '78 Apl. 1 '79 82 $69.70 ...
May 25, 1878 30 Charlie- Apopka J. Clements, G.L. Martin Robt. O. Carter June 27 '79 Sept. 12 '79 75 $36.17 ...
June 29, 1878 31 Liberty Church W.A. Duval, M. Merit, J.W. Fleming Jno. C Jordon May 5 '79 Aug. 7 '79 66 $29.64 suspended by request of trustees
Sept. 23, 1878 32 Davis Settlement (Col.) Joe Davis, T.H. Richardson, I. Sevier Amanda Mills Oct. 1 '78 Dec. 11 '78 44 $30.00 Teacher suspended Jany 2 '79
[see note below]
Oct. 1, 1878 33 Crystal River (Col.) John Oliver, Hinson Gary, H. Robinson ... ... ... ... ... ...
Oct. 12, 1878 34 Surveyors Pond M. Page, Freeman Croft, Wm. McCloud Sr. F. P. Daniel balance term
Julia Moody
Aug 1 '79
Nov. 18 '78
Sept. 14 '79
Feby. 28 '79
33
55
$21.18
$23.77
school resumed and finished by F. P. Daniel
suspended by sickness
Oct. 25, 1878 35 Red Level Jno. P. Johnson, W.B. Edwards, T.S. Clark Thos. S. Winn Nov. 4 '78 Feby. 21 '79 67 $34.52 suspended by sickness
Oct. 28, 1878 36 West End Jas. Thompson, W.H. Sharp Dink Morton Oct. 28 '78 Mar. 18 '79 88 $38.54 ...
June 2, 1879 37 Pleasant Hill A.D. Freeman, T. Morris, Eliza Carry June 2, '79 Sept. 26 '79 85 $38.00 ...

Note: Jan. 2, 1879, minutes show that Amanda Mills was “suspended as teacher on account of false monthly reports made while teaching school no. 32.”


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